8506 West Gregory Street ◘ Chicago, Illinois 60656
(773) 991-9899 (cell) ◘ (773) 693-4389 (home)
___________________________________ EDUCATION ___________________________________
DE PAUL UNIVERSITY January 2005 to date
GPA: 3.8/4.0 (44.0 GRADUATE HOURS COMPLETED, GRADUATING JUNE 2008 WITH MS) MAJOR: COMPUTER SCIENCE
GPA: 4.0/4.0 (28.0 UNDERGRADUATE PREREQUISITE HOURS COMPLETED) EXPECTED MS GRADUATION DATE: JUNE 2008
COMPLETED A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN LOCAL AREA NETWORKS Fall 2000
10 QUARTER HOURS CLASS GPA: 4.0/4.0 MAJOR: LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
GRADUATE COLLEGE, GPA: 4.0/4.0 Various times
GRADUATED WITH A CERTIFICATE IN BIOINFORMATICS (5/07), CURRENTLY TAKING ADDITIONAL FUNDED COURSE(S) 01/06 to 08/08
FROM THE UIC COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND CHICAGO TECHNOLOGY PARK'S BITMAP PROGRAM MAJOR: BIOINFORMATICS
AWARDED: OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE FROM BITMAP GRADUATES SPRING 2007
BITMAP IS A GRADUATE CREDIT, BIOINFORMATICS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TAUGHT THRU THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING AT UIC,
WITH A FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDED BY THE CHICAGO TECHNOLOGY PARK AND A GRANT FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.
COLLEGE: LAS Various times
COLLEGES: LAS & HONORS B.S. May 1992
TRANSFER GPA: 4.7/5.0 September 1988 to May 1992
UIC GPA: 4.3/5.0 MAJOR: BIOLOGY/MINOR: CHEMISTRY
From time to time, I have taken classes at various places. This is a general but not complete listing.
LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL November 1999
2 SEMESTER HOURS GPA (PASS/FAIL): PASS MAJOR: HANDS-ON PC CONFIGURATION
COURSE: 145 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION & TROUBLESHOOTING
TRITON COLLEGE A.S./A.S. (Double major) May 1988
RIVER GROVE, ILLINOIS MAJORS: COMPUTER SCIENCE (BUSINESS) & SCIENCE
Graduated with High Honors
WRIGHT COLLEGE Various times
____________________AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS ____________________
Clubs and Associations as a graduate student: Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon,
Association for Computing Machinery and A.A.A.I.
Clubs and Associations as an undergraduate: Beta, Beta, Beta, Golden Key National Honor Society (past Secretary), Phi
Theta Kappa and IVCF (past Secretary). Member of UIC Honors College.
Scholarships: 2008 Google Workshop for Women Engineers, Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship 2006, BiTmaP, UIC
Scholarship Association Award and tuition waivers for select courses.
Awards: Outstanding Individual Performance of BiTmaP graduates from Spring 2007; Caught-In-The-Act, UIC Hospital Award for
going beyond the call of duty to help patients and/or staff.
McElhaney, Renee; Raicu, Daniela; and Furst, Jacob. 6. Advancements in Microarray Image Processing Techniques. Catalyzing
Collaboration Between Industry and Academia in the Life Sciences. March 28, 2008.
McElhaney, Renee; Baggio, Daniel Lelis; Lin, Simon; Fu, Dong; Du, Pan; and Kibbe, Warren. 4. An Embedded Entrez Database for
Genomics Data Integration and Statistical Data Mining. Fifth Annual CBC Symposium. Illinois Science and Technology Park, Skokie,
IL. October 19, 2007.
McElhaney, Renee; Baggio, Daniel Lelis; Lin, Simon; Fu, Dong; Du, Pan; and Kibbe, Warren. I15: An Embedded Entrez Database for
Genomics Data Integration and Statistical Data Mining. 1st Annual Midwest Symposium on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics.
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. October 6, 2007. (Abstract).
McElhaney, Renee; Angulo, David Sigfredo; Frank, Ed; Siwamutita, Paiboon; Stejerean, Cosmin. Developing MSLauncher as Analysis
Tool. Proceedings of the Midwest Software Engineering Conference/DePaul CTI Research Symposium. Chicago, IL. April 29, 2006.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
McElhaney, Renee and Raicu, Daniela. Advancements in Microarray Image Processing Techniques and Analysis
McElhaney, Renee; Lin, Simon; Fu, Dong; Baggio, Daniel Lelis; Du, Pan; and Kibbe, Warren. An Embedded Entrez Database for
Genomics Data Integration and Statistical Data Mining
Nadereh, J.; Kibbe, Warren A.; McElhaney, Renee; Zhu, Julie; Lin, Simon M. Recommended Data Collection Practice for Illumina
Microarrays: A Life Cycle Management Approach to Omics Data
CLASSES COMPLETED/LANGUAGES USED: Java, C++, C, VISUAL BASIC, PASCAL, PL/I, ML, Perl,
OPERATING SYSTEMS USED: UNIX/Linux, DOS, WINDOWS, Novell (4.11 & 5.01)
SOFTWARE USED: SAS, R, Bioconductor, MATLAB, Lutefisk, BLAST, FASTA (Genebank),
LABCAT (online collection of toxicology data such as body weights, organ
weights and clinical pathology), Weka, Qwiknet, WordPerfect Office Suites (5.1
through 10.0), Dreamweaver, TextPad, Microsoft Office (97, 2000, 2003 &
2007), Word and Excel for the Mac, FileNET, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Freelance
Plus, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, DBMS Copy, MSA (payroll), and the
EOS (Electronic Ordering System) at UIC.
This does not include all part-time employment or employment before July 1990.
Student Developer, Google Summer of Code Program 05/07 to 08/07
GOOGLE, INC., MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA
MENTOR: NORTHWESTERN’S ROBERT H. LURIE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER, BIOINFORMATICS DEPARTMENT, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Responsibilities: Writing papers, creating tutorials, testing code, writing perl code, and creating an embedded Entrez Gene database.
Graduate Assistant (Winter 2007 to date)/Grader (Fall 2006) 09/06 to date
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO ILLINOIS
Responsibilities: Grading homework for different classes—Algorithms / Personal Computing / JAVA / Artificial Intelligence.
Internet Researcher 11/04 to 01/05
FURST STAFFING (TEMP AGENCY), CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
FIRM: HIGHBEAM RESEARCH, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Responsibilities: Looking up html links, if not current, sent letter requesting webmaster to update links.
Contracts’ Administrator 08/03 to 10/04
SSA GLOBAL, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Responsibilities: Prepare sales contracts for scanning by retrieving, un-stapling, filling out cover sheets, copying forms, computer
generating certain cover sheets, re-filing, computer indexing of reports and checking FileNet for previous scans.
Research Specialist (Assistant Network Manager) 04/98 to 11/02
HEALTH RESEARCH AND POLICY CENTERS, SPH
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO (M/C 275)
Responsibilities: Computer software support, network support, installation of various software programs, development of macros to
automate letterhead, memo and fax sheets designed specifically for HRPCs, selecting and ordering of computers, other hardware, and
software. Supported (~150) users on questions related to hardware and software issues. Set up new network accounts, assigned access
rights on the network, installed Eudora (a mail program) for new users. Set up and relocated equipment, workstations and printers.
Replaced, repaired or sent out for repair broken hardware. Wrote column for the HRPC’s quarterly newsletter. Backup of files and
restoring of same. Maintenance of HRPC’s website. Scanning various documents. Creation of invitations.
Research Specialist (Administrative Secretary) 11/92 to 04/98
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO (M/C 856)
Responsibilities: Transcription of echocardiographic reports, medical reports, letters, tests and cardiac catheterization reports; billing;
ordering of supplies; balancing of accounts, hiring and supervising of student employees, answering phones, scheduling of appointments
(both patient and doctors) and helping out in clinic by checking in patients, verifying insurance, and getting referrals. Award: Caught-in-
the-Act (UIC-Hospital award for going beyond the call of duty to help patients and/or personnel).
Lab Assistant 09/91 to 12/92
MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
Responsibilities: Organized library, retrieved journal articles, cleaned lab and glassware, prepared pipette tips, made media and assisted
Office Assistant 08/90 to 12/92
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
Responsibilities: Typing proposals, getting signatures, entering data into LABCAT, preparing equipment for necropsies, and
Available Upon Request